Plex is Rolling Out a Newly Updated Android App With New Features





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Today Plex announced that they are rolling an update to their Plex app on Android. This new update brings the ability to offer a brand new user interface, picture-in-picture, and many other new features.

Here is everything that was added to the Plex app on Android today:

  • Updated User Interface: Experience video using the same beautiful user interface as music.
  • Picture-in-Picture: Press the home button during video playback to enter picture-in-picture mode, enjoy other applications or browse through your Plex library whilst continuing to watch your videos.
  • Seeking Previews: Scrub along the seekbar by dragging to see a thumbnail preview (requires previews enabled in PMS).
  • Gesture Seeking: Double tap the left or right side of the video to seek backwards or forwards quickly.
  • Display Mode: Change the display mode to fill, stretch and show the video at original size (under Playback Settings > Display Mode ). Fill that gorgeous 18:9 display!
  • Portrait Mode: Watch videos with your phone in portrait, landscape lock can be used to keep landscape only mode (under Playback Settings > Lock to Landscape ).
  • Chapters: Jump ahead or skip back to your favourite chapter without seeking around for the right spot.
  • Preload Next Videos: Whilst the countdown takes place on the postplay the next video in your play-queue begins to buffer for an instant start.
  • Performance Enhancements: Smaller and lighter player framework, starts videos and seeks faster than ever before.

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